7. Mr. Me Adam
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will review his decision not to release from the Forces men who have suffered permanent disabilities through wounds, such as the loss of an eye, and who will be entitled to disability pensions on discharge, as in the case of Trooper J. Bernardo, who lost an eye in Italy on 10th February, 1945, and who is now serving with N.A.A.F.I. in Austria after being posted from the Reconnaissance Corps to the R.A.S.C./E.F.I. be cause of his disability.
§ Mr. Lawson
No, Sir. It is still necessary to retain men who are below the highest medical category for certain types of work, and I am unable to make any exception in favour of the soldier named.